Minnie L Whatley Miller Obituary

Minnie (Baxter) Whatley Miller transitioned to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at Summa Hospital after a short illness. She was born to Mack and Irene Baxter (Palmer) in Webb, Mississippi on December 17, 1942. The family moved to Akron, Ohio when she was 2 years old in 1944. She was predeceased by her father , Mack Baxter III; grandparents, Mack and Annie Baxter, Nathaniel and Maggie Moore; infant son, Kevin and infant sister, Shelley Ann and infant brother, Anthony “Pee Wee”; uncles, Joe Lee and Ernest Baxter and Otis B., Nathaniel and John Moore. Minnie accepted Jesus as a young girl. She loved her family and people. She was a former member of New Trinity Baptist Church, Community Fellowship Chapel and World Harvest Christian Church. While in Maryland, she also attended Kent Baptist Church. Minnie graduated in 1961 from Akron South High School, earned her BA in Social Work and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Akron. She resided in Dover, Delaware, where she pursued studies in mortuary sciences. Minnie worked for the American Cancer Society in Akron, recruiting African American physicians for programs at churches and community centers regarding minority health and wellness. She also worked at the National Caucus Center on Black Aged in Washington, DC, traveling to other states as a representative. Minnie is survived by her son, Anthony (A’ricka) of Akron, Ohio and her daughter, Adrienne Smith of Columbus, Ohio; mother, Irene Baxter Palmer of Akron; brother, Atty. Mack (Gina) Baxter of Schaumburg, Illinois; sisters, Dr. Beulah (Dave) Hamilton, Belinda Baxter and Joanne Small, all of Akron. She leaves, granddaughters, Tiffany Brown, Brittany Whatley of Akron and Tiana Whatley of Columbus, Ohio; grandsons, Anthony “Boo” Whatley of Fayetteville, NC and Antonio and Jamison Whatley of TN. her great-grandchildren, Timyah Brown and Ai’ziah Brown-Foster; his beloved aunts, Minnie Jackson, Maggie Colvin, both of Akron, Elizabeth Washington of Chicago and Mary Johnson of Detroit, MI; many special and close sisters Gloria Holmes, Gloria Davis, Ruby Braddley, Mary Antenorra, Sandra Clark and all of our families in Canton, Ohio and Chicago. Lifelong friends, Wilson Trevillion, James Johnson and Kent Baptist Church family and father of her children, Henry Whatley; several nieces and nephews and a host of cousins ​​and friends. Services will be held Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Wilkinson Funeral Home, 1158 S. Arlington St. Akron, OH 44306. Friends can visit from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Condolences may be sent to Irene Palmer, 750 Mull Ave, Apt 6H, Akron, Ohio 44313 or Dr. Beulah Hamilton, 1391 Chippewa Ave., Akron, Ohio 44305. To leave a message for the family, visit www.wilkinsonfuneral.com

Posted on February 08, 2022

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